February 7th, 2012
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No bail, go to jail

court-orderCoimbatore: The Coimbatore High Court  dismissed the bail applications of Ravanan, a close relative of Sasikala Natarajan and his assistant Mohan. Ravanan and his assistant were arrested for allegedly abducting and extorting Rs 10 lakh from a building contractor, Ravikumar of Sirumugai, and was lodged in the Coimbatore prison.

Meanwhile, a Tiruppur-based industrialist R K Krishnamurthy, the managing director of R K Imay Property Developers Private Limited, alleged  that Ravanan took Rs one crore from him, promising to get him sand quarry licenses in Trichy and Karur areas.

He claimed in his complaint that when he asked him to repay the money, Ravanan threatened him of dire consequences. ‘Ravanan did not get me the license and threatened me with dire consequences when the I asked him to return the money’, he said in his complaint. Meanwhile, Ravanan and Mohan had filed an application seeking bail at Principal Sessions Court in Coimbatore.  The bail pleas came up for hearing before Justice Adhinathan on 5th Feb.

The bail plea of Ravanan and Mohan were opposed by government advocators Arunmugham and Agustine. After hearing the arguments of both sides, Justice Adhinathan denied bail to both of them. Earlier last week, a special police team of the Central Crime Branch (CCB) brought Ravanan from Coimbatore prison to Chennai in connection with cheating case.

The CCB produced him before Alandur Judicial Magistrate M Balasubramaniam, who remanded him to 15 days of judicial custody. He was subsequently lodged in the Central Prison, Puzhal. The CCB had filed a petition seeking police custody of Ravanan for five days to question him over the cheating case registered against him based on a complaint by Krishnamurthy. The petition came up for hearing today and Ravanan was produced at the Alandur court.


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